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Nas Previews “King’s Disease II” Single “Rare”

Posted By on August 5, 2021

With “King’s Disease II” right around the corner, Nas takes a moment to preview the project’s first single “Rare.”

It’s about to be a great day for Nas fans, and let’s be honest, that’s a description that basically summarizes the vast majority of hip-hop heads. Tomorrow marks the arrival of King’s Disease II, a spontaneously announced sequel that once again pairs Nas up with Hit-Boy, who laced the majority of the Grammy-Award-winning King’s Disease. 

With features from Eminem (for the first time on wax), Lauryn Hill, YG, Blxst, Charlie Wilson, A Boogie Wit Da Hoodie, and more, the fifteen-track project has certainly captured attention; no easy feat considering that another rap titan, Kanye West, is also set to be dropping an album at midnight.

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Now, Nas has come through to kick up a bit of hype, previewing the album’s lead single “Rare” on his Instagram page. Though we only catch a glimpse at the instrumental, there’s a vintage innocence that evokes memories of Stillmatic favorites like “You’re Da Man” and “2nd Childhood.” Clearly, Hit-Boy and Nas understand the significance of following up an album-of-the-year contender, and it should be interesting to see how the pair deviate and elevate on this go-around.

“Tune in to the premiere of “Rare” tomorrow midnight est,” writes Nas, alongside a clip of the upcoming music video, which is set to drop alongside the full album. Based on how hard he’s teasing the video, expect this one to be a cinematic effort from the rap visionary. Check out the snippet of both song and visuals below, and look for King’s Disease II to land at the stroke of midnight. 

Via HNHH